Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Narrows Quad Ride

For our first overnight barge trip to go quad riding, we chose the Narrows dock and barge ramp.

We checked in with Western Forest Products before leaving. Even through we were pretty sure it was inactive, things can change pretty fast in the forest industry.

It took us an hour and fifteen minutes to get there after a brief stop to visit with friends along the way. Doug and Malcolm were working on the land cabin Doug recently purchased. We offered the services of our barge if they needed to haul anything larger than their boat could handle.

The Narrows ramp and dock are in a protected area just before the Goat River feeds into Powell Lake. Logging finished here just a few weeks before, so everything was in great condition.

Just as we were arriving, it started to rain.

We quickly set up our tent for the first time on the barge. We tied the rain fly to the side rails and crawled inside to wait it out.

After the skies cleared, we followed Narrows Main north then west to the log dump beyond the peninsula.

The sun was getting low, so we decided to save the rest of the ride for the following morning.

The first part of Narrows Main went through second growth forest and logging blocks in various stages of regrowth.

The end of the road was where the most recent logging occurred.

From the upper spurs, you get a great view of this end of Powell Lake and the float cabins on the opposite shore.

We moved the barge back to the ramp and Wayne loaded the quads while I held the boat steady. I think we are getting the hang of this way to explore our wonderful back country. -- Margy


  1. Looks like a lot of fun.

  2. Stephanie - The barge has been a blast this summer. We can get so many places to ride now with relative ease. The only problem is that the barge is slow when we want to get a long ways, but staying overnight solves that problem. - Margy